Posted: Sun 15th Jan 2023

Starsailor to headline at this year’s Deva Fest in Cheshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jan 15th, 2023

One of the fastest-growing UK family festivals, Deva Fest, has announced Starsailor as the latest band to join this year’s huge main stage lineup.

The band – James Walsh, Ben Byrne, James Stelfox and Barry Westhead – will make the festival one of the highlights of their 2023 new album tour – celebrating with a homecoming gig just miles from where the band was first formed.

The festival, which organisers say is going to be the ‘biggest and best’ in 2023, means Starsailor – famous for smash hits including Silence is Easy and Poor Misguided Fool – will join BRIT-winners Blue, Welsh rockers Feeder and the orchestral DJ sensation Symphonic Ibiza as this year’s headline acts with more announcements are expected in the next few weeks.

The three-day event now in its third year is being held at Cholmondeley Castle in Malpas, Cheshire for the first time and is expected to draw in as many as 20,000 festival goers between August 11th and 13th.

The festival grew rapidly in 2022 due to its unique mix of music, comedy, camping and top-notch food. As well as a free-to-access fairground, comedy tent, and a wide range of local food stalls and activities, Deva Fest also has the most talked about toilets in the festival space!!



Phil Marston, Founder of Deva Fest, said: “To have Starsailor join us as one of our headliners at Deva Fest is incredible, we’re delighted.”

“But what makes it extra special is that they’re coming back to the northwest for a big homecoming show.”

“This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever, and we will have something for everyone on each day, from Blue to Feeder, to Symphonic Ibiza and a fantastic lineup of seasoned festival and local bands such as Acoustic Odds and Old Time Sailors.”

“Deva Fest is all about families, so as well as more than 80 musicians and acts, we’re expecting to announce some big names in comedy for our Deva Laughs stage. ”

“And our free-to-ride fairground will be back for the whole family to enjoy themselves too.”

“We had over 12,000 people attend in 2022 and the new venue allows us to up the capacity this year and provide even more entertainment across the weekend.”



Ticketholders will be able to access shuttle buses from nearby cities running all weekend, as well as return weekend coach transfers from Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington, Wallasey and Crewe, in partnership with Tuned in Travel.

Free on-site parking is offered all weekend for those travelling to the venue by car.

More big names are yet to be announced in the coming months and some brand-new festival features for 2023.

Deva Fest will run from 11th to 13th August, and day tickets go on sale from midday on 16th January with the option to purchase weekend camping and glamping tickets. 

For further information and the full lineup of the weekend, visit https://devafest.co.uk  

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